Bring the Beach within Reach

We come to you with live animals, games and hands-on learning. Aquarium educators deliver engaging programs designed to thrill all ages and customized to fit the needs of your group or event. Perfect for a classroom, retirement home, festival and much more!

Available In-Person and as a Virtual Experience:

Sea Moons

Learn about a sea turtle's journey and get up close with one of its favorite foods - the moon jelly!

Living Seashells

Every seashell has a story. Find out how they’re made and who once lived in these seaside treasures.

Fantastic Fish

Learn the characteristics of fish and uncover the facts about these fantastic animals.


Discover the simple yet fascinating world of jellyfish and meet live jellies up close.

Sea Turtle 911

Discover the threats to endangered and threatened sea turtles and learn how the Aquarium is helping to protect them

Aquarium Life Cycles

 Learn about the life cycles of Aquarium animals and meet a few up close.

Changing Oceans

Find the cause of ocean acidification and see its effects on ocean inhabitants.

Amazing Amphibians

Learn the unique role of frogs, toads and salamanders in our ecosystems.

Nature Neighbors

Discover your wild neighbors of eastern North Carolina and meet a few of them.

Scaly Survivors

Meet a few of our aquarium reptiles and learn how they’ve survived since the time of the dinosaurs.

Frog Songs

Meet a few native frog and toad species and try identifying them by their calls.

Turtle Time

Join us to examine the lives of turtles from land, freshwater, and the sea.

Amazing Alligators

Discover one of North Carolina's largest and most important predators.

Available Only In-Person

Festivals and Booths

Have an interactive animal booth at your festival or fair.

Wild Wetlands

Meet North Carolina wetland inhabitants and discover how we are connected to them.

Habitat Fixer Uppers

Are our wetlands healthy? Learn to care for wetland habitats while meeting some of the animals that call them home.

Hermit Crab's Friends

Learn how friends can help one another from hermit crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, and sea snails.

Invertebrate Interview

Discover the hidden secrets of marine invertebrates with the power of observation

Ocean Rx

Meet just a few of the ocean animals that help keep us healthy.

North Carolina Teachers

We offer a full suite of programs specifically designed to align with NC Essential Standard of Science. For more information on how our programs fit your curriculum needs, please contact us below.

For more information, questions, a full list of programs or to discuss topics to best suit your group's interests and needs, please contact the Outreach Coordinator at [email protected] or (910) 772-0509.